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Taylor Creek Visitor Center

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Address: Hwy. 89, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
Phone Number: 530 573 2674

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Park a little west of the entrance---

The Park was closed for the winter but you can still get to the trails by parking on the road and walking to the creek, then go downstream on a path to the main trails. You can... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 4, 2014
Mickey H
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Healdsburg, California
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Healdsburg, California
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60 reviews 60 reviews
12 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

The Park was closed for the winter but you can still get to the trails by parking on the road and walking to the creek, then go downstream on a path to the main trails. You can walk along the boardwalk and see the expired coho in the creek. We saw a beaver and some mallards eating the coho bodies.... More 

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San Jose, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

it was a short drive from our hotel. my husband, 2 year old and I walked the rainbow trail. We saw the tail end of salmon swimming upstream. the visitor center was closed. we were able to walk to the beach. make sure to bring food. there are picnic tables. we missed the bears feasting on the fish.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

To see nature at its best. We go each year at the end of Sept or early October. The Kokanee come back to spawn and die where they were born. It is interesting to see the females make their nest. As they are dying they turn a bright red. We have even seen bear in the creek. The colours of... More 

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Sisters, Oregon
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Beautiful fall colors at Taylor Creek on the Rainbow Trout Trail! Stream Profile Chamber is awesome! Kokanee and Rainbow Trout Spawning bringing bears to the area to eat fish! Water a little murky.

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San Francisco, California
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34 reviews 34 reviews
16 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

I read about this place somewhere that it had an underground viewing area where you can watch the fish spawn. It was something I just wanted to see especially when I discovered October is spawning season!!! It was beautiful day. The parking lot was not completely filled so we found a place to park no prob. (I find lack of... More 

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San Francisco, California
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39 reviews 39 reviews
13 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Easy walking trails through different habitats so there is something for everyone who goes to Taylor Creek. Staff rangersare informative and provide lots of information in an easy going, friendly manner.There are beaver dams and chewed up trees you can witness while on the trail. We walked to Tallac Point down from the Visitors Center and enjoyed the great views... More 

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Lutz, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

The rangers at this station took the time to orient me, provide additional literature, and give helpful hints for our visit. We walked through multiple habitats on our way to the Baldwin Beach where we casually strolled among the wetlands/marsh and Canadian geese.

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Elk Grove, California
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85 reviews 85 reviews
26 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Trails around the creek were easy to walk, lots to see. Nice information all about. Cut out section of the creek was a bit of a disappointment-really only an aquarium, not part of the live creek, but worth the walk nonetheless. Bathrooms needed a bit of cleaning.

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Laughlin, Nevada
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33 reviews 33 reviews
11 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Didn't know what to expect at Taylor Creek, but it is a nice, flat, peaceful hike. The trail is hard surfaced, so no worrying about sand/dirt along the way. I was disappointed that we didn't get to go down to the lake, but walking through the trees and meadows was really relaxing. Watching the trout swim in the creek through... More 

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South Lake Tahoe, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Great spot for anyone to get a synopsis of the region. Kids, elders, mobility problems are not an issue here. The outdoors can be enjoyed by all.

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